[tkined] 3Com SSII 1100/3300/3300XM utility

From: George Ross (gdmr@dcs.ed.ac.uk)
Date: Tue Apr 04 2000 - 15:28:38 MET DST


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A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had written a utility to query and
optionally update the configuration of a 3Com SSII 1100/3300/3300XM stack,
and promised to tidy it up for external consumption. Well, I've not
tidied it up as much as I had hoped, but I thought I would make it
available as-is anyway, in the hope that someone else finds it useful.

It uses Tnm version 3.0.0 (I'm still on the 99.08.12 snapshot, for reasons
that aren't relevant here) to query the state, with configuration updates
done using expect (5.26 here, in case it matters). That's rather
horrible, but 3Com's VLAN SNMP interface is so baroque that I didn't feel
confident doing it that way!

You can find it at http://www.dcs.ed.ac.uk/home/gdmr/ssScan.tar.gz, with
documentation, such as it is, and an example configuration file. I wrote
all the tcl/tnm/expect code. The 3cVlan mib came from 3Com's own web
site, from the 3900 MIB area IIRC. The 3cGeneric and 3CStackConfig MIBs
were sent to me by oliver hemming <Oliver.Hemming@jet.uk>; I think they
came from another network monitoring package.

I'll probably not develop this code much more. I've been concentrating
instead on porting it to the HP ProCurve 4000, which is altogether a much
nicer box to speak to, and for which I've junked the entire expect
interface in favour of doing both queries and configuration updates using
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